SEI is a comprehensive one stop resource for youth and families, especially African Americans and others living in poverty and seeking culturally responsive services. It is also one of the cities leading multi-service organizations providing over 14,000 children, families and adults with a wide array of education and human services on an annual basis. SEI’s strength is in its ability to meet the complex needs of the youth and families it serves, including helping people to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers.
SEI is committed to helping youth and families realize their full potential through learning opportunities in the areas of academics, health and wellness, and performing arts. Additionally we provide enrichment support services for families. SEI believes that every child has a gift and that it is our shared responsibility to help every child find that gift. By expanding learning opportunities and teaching each child that “Life Has Options”, SEI is seeing amazing results, proving that SEI is the solution.
We remove barriers. We educate kids. We engage families. We improve communities.
Join us for this year's Soul of the City Gala + Auction
Saturday, September 15, 2018!
Want to make a difference in the lives of youth and families in your community? Stop by a participating Baskin-Robbins and make a donation to SEI today! Help us create miracles for those in need of support!
SEI is on the Give Board at the Oregon Public House. Oregon Public House partners with nonprofits to help raise money and awareness for missions through transactions in their restaurant.
Save the date for SEI's exclusive party with a purpose! Evening includes an fun night packed with cocktails, live entertainment and opportunities to learn about the incredible impact SEI has made on the city.
SEI knows that for students to succeed, they need more than a drop-in, part time program. They need support before and during class, after the bell rings, and beyond – services the public education system just can’t afford or provide.
Community + Family Programs
SEI’s Community and Family Programs (CFP) are designed to provide families with the resources, supports, and wrap-around services needed to help ensure they are safe, stable, and have their critical social, emotional, and economic needs met
Self Enhancement offers you the opportunity to affect the lives of students, their families and the community on a daily basis through our exciting volunteer opportunities, job opportunities and the professional development we promote.
Imagine your job bringing smiles filled with hope and potential to a student’s face – every day! Self Enhancement offers you the opportunity to affect the lives of students, their families and the community on a daily basis through our exciting job opportunities and the professional development we promote.
Be Our Partner
Your tax deductible contribution will help us break down barriers to success for our kids and empower over 98% students to graduate high school every year.